What we had
Adding a taste of South East Asia to Colombo City Centre’s diverse Food Studio.
The Midah Sisters is a family run business where they had bonded over their love for food, leaving their 9-5s to pursue this passion. It’s the first food outlet you find to your left as you enter the Food Studio. Midah sisters is an interesting outlet serving up 4 varieties of the same meal, a Teppanyaki dish with the meat options of either beef, prawn, chicken or sausage, with a variety of little nibbles that serve as appetizers.
Sesame Ball 2PCS- LKR 250
The sesame ball consisted of a soft interior with a coat that was slightly crunchy and filled with sesame seeds. Since the sesame ball consisted of a red bean paste, it was slightly sweet and mushy – giving out a strong essence of the flavor of the beans.
Tapioca Fritter (left) – LKR 150
Looks wise, these appetizers did not look great however what is special about them is the fact that they are all served fresh and promote a healthier lifestyle. The tapioca fritter was also batter fried to perfection, with a crispy golden brown exterior that blends well with the slightly sweet tapioca paste inside.
Green Bean Fritter (right) – LKR 150
Commonly known as Mung Ata, the green bean fitter was as close to home as it could get! Slightly sweet, with a bit of crunch like the previous appetizers.
Teppanyaki Beef Set – LKR 2500
For 2500, we weren’t sure if the dish we got was worth the price but let me tell you, it was definitely worth something. Included in the beef set was beef tenderloin, stir fried vegetables, garlic Thai Jasmine Rice (commonly known as sticky rice) and black pepper sauce.
The flavors worked so well and complemented each other! The textures ranged from the sticky rice to the soft beef and the crunchy vegetables – while the pepper sauce was doing its own magic! We were told that the beef was imported from the US and that the pepper sauce had a secret recipe known only to them, which is definitely why you must try it, even though it is a little pricey.
Teppanyaki Chicken Set – LKR 1000
On the other side of the coin, the chicken Teppanyaki set was much cheaper than the beef set (owing to the imported meat of course). Included in the chicken set was chicken in their secret black pepper sauce, garlic fried rice and stir fried vegetables. The worth of this dish is questionable from its price point, but, the sauce to the stir-fry carried a sense of authentic revival of Far East flavors.
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